Nancy of Yarmouth (Jemmy and Nancy; The Barbadoes Lady) [Laws M38]

DESCRIPTION: Nancy's father does not want her to marry Jimmy. He is persuaded to allow them to marry AFTER Jimmy completes a voyage. On his way he breaks a lady's heart and is murdered by a man hired by Nancy's father. His ghost reveals the truth, and Nancy dies
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1818 (Garret, _Merrie Book of Garlands, vol. ii_)
KEYWORDS: homicide courting ghost sailor
FOUND IN: US(MW,SE) Canada(Mar,Newf) Britain(England(South),Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (11 citations):
Laws M38, "Nancy of Yarmouth (Jemmy and Nancy; The Barbadoes Lady) [Laws M38]"
GreigDuncan2 222, "Jamie and Nancy of Yarmouth" (3 texts, 3 tunes)
RoudBishop #14, "Nancy of Yarmouth" (1 text, 1 tune)
BrownII 61, "Nancy of Yarmouth" (1 text)
BrownSchinhanIV 61, "Nancy of Yarmouth" (1 excerpt, 1 tune)
SharpAp 63, "Pretty Nancy of Yarmouth" (1 text, 1 tune)
Stout 9, pp. 15-20, "Jemmy and Nancy" (1 text)
Peacock, pp. 682-686, "Jimmy and Nancy" (1 text, 1 tune)
Creighton-NovaScotia 41, "Jimmie and Nancy" (1 text, 1 tune)
Ashton-Sailor, #64 insert, "The Constant Lovers' Garland" (1 text)
DT 437, JIMNANCY

Roud #187
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Chowan River" (plot)
File: LM38

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